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Starehe MP Charles Njagua duly elected, court rules

By Hillary Orinde | Published Mon, February 26th 2018 at 09:43, Updated February 26th 2018 at 11:29 GMT +3
Starehe MP Charles Njagua at a past function [File, Standard]

The Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar has survived an election petition seeking to nullify his August 8, 2017 win.

High Court Judge Fred Ochieng ruled that he was duly elected citing lack of evidence to show the discrepancies on the votes counts alleged in the petition.

Orange Democratic Movement’s (ODM) Steve Mbogo wanted the election to be nullified saying the results differed in form 35B and those displayed on electoral agency IEBC’s online portal.

Judge Ochieng dismissed the petition and ordered Steve Mbogo to pay Sh10 million in costs.

Elsewhere in Kisumu, the election of Teso North MP Oku Kaunya has been upheld. 

Justice David Majanja ordered the petitioner, ousted MP Arthur Odera to pay Sh2 million in costs.

High Court Judge Anthony Ndungu also upheld the election of Kisii Woman Representative Janet Ongera.

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